Entries by Marco Schwartz

Are We Creating An Insecure Internet of Things?

This article is a guest post from Nermin Hajdarbegovic from Toptal. I know many of you are concerned by the safety aspects of the Internet of Things, so I hope that you will enjoy it! The Internet of Things (IoT) has been an industry buzzword for years, but sluggish development and limited commercialisation have led […]

Make a Cloud Data Logger With the Particle Photon

When building Internet of Things projects, for example with Arduino, one problem is to find the right cloud platform for your project. It can be difficult to configure, and then it can be even more complicated to write the code so your project connects to this particular platform. Particle (ex-Spark) solved this problem for us with […]

How to Choose Your ESP8266 Module

The ESP8266 is an amazing chip for all your home automation & Internet of Things projects. This chip costs less than $5, has WiFi connectivity, an onboard processor, and is compatible with the Arduino IDE. I already wrote a guide on how to get started with the ESP8266, but I wanted to dive deeper and answer a […]

Cloud Temperature Logger with the ESP8266

The ESP8266 is an amazingly cheap & small WiFi chip that can be used for several home automation applications. In this project, we are going to use it to automatically log temperature (and humidity) measurements in the cloud, and display these measurements inside an online dashboard. By following this tutorial, you will be able to […]

Getting Started With the ESP8266 Chip

The ESP866 is a tiny WiFi chip that has the huge advantage to come at a ridiculous price point: $5. And the best is that this chip also has a small processor onboard, so it can actually function in complete autonomy, without an additional Arduino board for example. Compare that to the cost of a traditional […]